Introduce jazz to your children when Hayes Greenfield brings his critically acclaimed program Jazz-A-Ma-Tazz to the Greenwich Library's Cole Auditorium, Saturday March 30, at 2 p.m. Presented by the Ashforth Children's Concert Series, Jazz-A-Ma-Tazz is an innovative, interactive show that will have your kids creating jazz on the spot.
"What I am trying to do with Jazz-A-Ma-Tazz is to show kids how much fun they can have with jazz," Greenfield said. "To stretch their ears and minds to the magic and joys of improvisation in a way that enables kids to embrace this beautiful music and make it their own."
Greenfield, a jazz saxophonist and educator, has been active on the New York City jazz scene since the late '70s. In 1997, Greenfield founded Jazz-A-Ma-Tazz. While Greenfield and his band jazz up familiar songs, young people are encouraged to join in through call-and-response, scatting, singing, interpretive sound, movement, conducting and tap dance.
Pick up free unassigned seating tickets at Cole Auditorium starting at noon, and return when doors open at 1:50 p.m.
The Ashforth Concert Series is designed to expose children to classical music performance. The concert is free and open to the public through the support of Georgie and Henry A. Ashforth. For more information, call the Public Relations Office at 203-622-7965.